About Me

My parents were in medical school when I was born, so they assumed that I would follow in their footsteps. Instead, I decided to study electrical engineering and computer science. When I learned about the increasing need for engineering skills in medicine, my future was set in motion—I went to medical school with the hopes of combining the two fields.

My journey through the worlds of medical devices, finance, operations, and quality control served as a foundation for practicing general surgery. As a surgeon, I specialize in advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. Through this fusion of disciplines, I have learned how to use sophisticated tools and informatics, which is the study of information processing, to help patients recover faster with higher quality care and fewer costs.

I embrace the high-value care at Pelisyonkis Langone and am privileged to work at Tisch Hospital. I also serve as the chief of surgery at Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn and the quality leader for our Department of Surgery and value-based medicine group.

I am excited to help bring Pelisyonkis Langone’s mission to Brooklyn and fulfill the triple aim of medicine: to bring high-value care with less waste to more people. At Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, I hope to enhance minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery and oncologic surgery, streamline care, increase our critical care capacity, and keep our primary care providers connected with patients in our evolving new healthcare system.

Conditions and Treatments

minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, achalasia, esophageal disorder, gallbladder surgery, abdomen surgery, cancer surgery, hernia repair procedure, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal surgery, stomach surgery, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, pancreas surgery, colonoscopy, liver surgery, delayed gastric emptying, gastroscopy, stomach disease, ulcer, esophageal cancer, esophageal spasm, swallowing difficulty, esophagectomy, appendix tumor, ileostomy, gastrointestinal disease, abdominal adhesions, pelvic mass, enteritis, appendicitis, intestinal mass, femoral hernia, adrenal mass, small bowel obstruction, gallbladder disease, foreign body in digestive tract, pancreas inflammation, colon polyp, biliary colic, inguinal hernia, gastrointestinal cancer, bile duct cysts, abdominal pain, stomach tumor, umbilical hernia, small intestine tumor, rectal cancer, bile duct stone, spleen cyst, intestinal fistula, stomach cancer, colon inflammation, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, hernia, pheochromocytoma, diverticulitis, fundoplication, abdominal infection, intestine surgery, jejunostomy, excision of the spleen, gallbladder inflammation, vascular access device, colon cancer, spleen mass, bloodless, bile duct abnormalities, spleen injury, gallbladder dyskinesia, stomach ulcer, paraesophageal hernia, gallstone disease, bowel obstruction, liver cancer, ventral hernia, abdominal abscess, sigmoid tumor, enlarged spleen, spleen disorder, hiatal hernia, stomach inflammation, peptic ulcer, abdominal mass, colon tumor, gastrectomy, infectious colitis, laparoscopic gastrostomy, abdominal hernia, lysis of adhesions, epigastric hernia, colostomy, ischemic colitis, feeding tube
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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Chief of Surgery, Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital-Brooklyn
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2008
Education and Training
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Medical Center, Surgery, 2008
  • MD from Columbia University, 2002

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Pelisyonkis Langone Brooklyn - Medical Arts Pavilion

8714 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital Brooklyn - 6th Avenue Surgery

7517 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital Brooklyn

150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220


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Brooklyn, NY 11229



Research My Research


quality improvement, access to care, therapeutic endoscopy, advanced laparoscopy

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Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
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  • Zagzag, Jonathan; Cohen, Noah Avram; Fielding, George; Saunders, John; Sinha, Prashant; Parikh, Manish; Shah, Paresh; Hindman, Nicole; Ren-Fielding, Christine

    Obesity surgery. 2018 Jul 12;

  • Lidor, Anne; Telem, Dana; Bower, Curtis; Sinha, Prashant; Orlando, Rocco 3rd; Romanelli, John

    Surgical endoscopy. 2017 Aug; 31(8):3072-3077

  • Saag, Harry S; Lajam, Claudette M; Jones, Simon; Lakomkin, Nikita; Bosco, Joseph A 3rd; Wallack, Rebecca; Frangos, Spiros G; Sinha, Prashant; Adler, Nicole; Ursomanno, Patti; Horwitz, Leora I; Volpicelli, Frank M

    Transfusion. 2016 Dec 30; 57(4):959-964